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Someone Buy Uncle Ezra A Drink

The legendary [Dear Uncle Ezra](http://ezra.cornell.edu/) turned 21 this month [according to the Chronicle](http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb07/UncleEzra.sl.html).

Dear Uncle Ezra was [the very first](http://ezra.cornell.edu/history.php) anonymous advice column on the Internet/Intarwebs/Webinet, debuting in 1986. Questions are answered by an anonymous Cornell staffer who farms out what he does not know to other experts within the college. The service is available to everyone, not just the Cornell affiliated.

The [first question ever answered](http://ezra.cornell.edu/posting.php?timestamp=527313600#question1) on the service is one certainly appropriate for Ithaca:

> DEAR UNCLE EZRA
> MY GIRLFRIEND IS FRIGID, WHAT CAN I DO? CHILLY WILLY

DUE is, in its own way, quite interesting. It’s worth reading, or at least [subscribing to](http://ezra.cornell.edu/rss.php).

(If you’re looking for something a little more groupthink, you had damn well better know about Ask Metafilter by now.)